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We are high school students in La Crescenta, CA who sacrifice our free time in the name of building awesome robots.

We are Team 696,  aka The Circuit Breakers,  the Robotics Team from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, CA . We are hard-working, enthusiastic students who are devoted to creating and building robots. By supporting us, you will be funding our team’s 2012 robot for the FIRST Long Beach Regional Competition, which includes buying materials, tools, and the entry fee. So far we have been successful in receiving funds from several local businesses, but we still need your help! Help our team win, and you won’t be sorry. Our team strives for excellence; however, our California school’s budget limits our ability for robotic perfection. So we are here, begging for your pocket change and we will pretty much do anything to get it. We are hoping, wait scratch that, we are going to win and we would like you to be part of our experience in doing so. While our friends are out going to parties, texting, and spending time on Facebook, we spend our time in the Robotics Lab at school. We have been into technology our whole lives and we are glad to be called the geeks of America. 

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Theses skills inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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    We'll send you a thank you letter from the team. We will also list your name or company name on our website: team696.com.

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    Our team is known around L.A. for our team dog-tag necklaces. True story! For $15 or more, we'll send you one. Also includes the above rewards.

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    We will send one of our famous team shirts. It will be the official team shirt for the 2012 season. It will also include a image of the 2012 robot on the back. Also includes the above rewards.

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    We will send you a color poster with a digital model of our robot. What will the robot look like? We don't know yet! The team will design the robot during January, 2012. Whatever it ends up looking like, we'll be sure to produce a killer poster. Also includes the above rewards.

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    We will send you a small, user-programmable, bug-bot. The robot will have flashing lights and will bounce around your desk as it vibrates. The bug-bot will be designed and built by team students. Also includes the above rewards.

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    We will put your name or logo onto our robot. Thousands of robotics fan will see your graphic at the Long Beach Regional Competition. Also includes the above rewards.

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    We will bring our robot to your home or place of business and give a presentation and robot demonstration. Sorry, but we cannot travel farther than 150 mi. from La Crescenta, CA. Also includes the above rewards.

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    For $5,000 or more, we'll fly you to Long Beach, CA so that you can see us compete with the robot you helped fund! We'll provide you with three nights lodging and meals. Acting as an honorary team member, you'll cheer with us from the stands, and will be given a hands-on, personal demonstration of the robot. You'll also get a free hug from everyone on the team! You will also receive the above rewards except for the local robot demonstration. The regional competition will take place from March 15, 2012 to March 17, 2011. One plane ticket per pledge. Continental US only.

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